cancer

The gold lantern is for remembrance, the red lantern is for supporters, and the white lantern is for survivors,” explains Gabriela Rivera, a department security administrator for the department of medicine. Gabriela is participating in the Light the Night Walk on November 9th.

“We’re raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma [...]

By uclahealth • October 15, 2019

“I found a lump on my right nipple, and thought it was nothing, but my mom had a bilateral mastectomy two years prior so I thought I should get it checked out,” recalls Adam Reid, who chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “Breast cancer affects 1 in [...]

By uclahealth • October 15, 2019

“The Light the Night Walk raises funds for research and raises awareness to come together and support those who have lost someone to a blood cancer,” recounts Judy Reiter, an executive assistant for the UCLA Health Department of Medicine. “I’m passionate about raising funds for the By uclahealth • October 9, 2019

Researchers have developed a breakthrough in cancer treatment known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. This promising form of immunotherapy attacks cancerous cells in the body. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first CAR T-cell treatments for patients with specific types of leukemia and lymphoma.

What is CAR T-cell therapy?

Immunotherapy [...]

By uclahealth • October 7, 2019

In 2007, a person with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was considered virtually cured of the disease. Until now, researchers were unable to duplicate the procedure, involving treatment with stem cell transplants, that resulted in the cure. Now, two more patients seem to have reached that critical milestone.

Three people reach HIV remission status

By uclahealth • July 19, 2019

In 2015, ESPN reporter Holly Row was diagnosed with desmoplastic melanoma, a rare, fast-spreading form of skin cancer. After a first surgery, she enrolled in a UCLA clinical trial led by Dr. Antoni Ribas testing a new approach [...]

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2019
I had nodules that turned out to be cancer on the right side of thyroid. My endocrinologist suggested that I have the whole thyroid removed as a cautionary measure. Dr. Livhits said she would just take half of it out, why have more out [...]
By Grateful • May 8, 2019
I came to see Dr. Yeh after a botched 2nd surgery for thyroid cancer. Due to my previous experience I was concerned to have my neck operated on again. Dr. Yeh was patience and very skilled and immediately [...]
By Buddy • May 1, 2019

To celebrate her last day of chemotherapy, cancer patient Robin Reader got a special visit from Blue Moon, a mini-horse who is part of the UCLA Health People-Animal Connection program. 

Robin, who had a rare form of cancer, was diagnosed when she was 26 weeks pregnant. As a result, oncologists [...]

By uclahealth • April 12, 2019